If you check last year’s 3D TV sale then the industry has not gained much as per the expectations. LG has their own reasons for that. According to them we can change the picture upside down by some corrective actions. First one is less material for 3D viewing which will reduce as more and more people are coming forward for producing 3D pictures and second and more important is unavailability of the Passive 3D glasses instead of active shutter glasses which are expensive as well as heavy. They describe it as FPR – Film Pattern Retarder. FPR can make your 3D viewing cheaper as you need passive 3D glasses to watch the thin film over the LCD.
Out of all the three reasons LG is taking immediate action against the second one that is replacing the active shutter glasses. They have stopped manufacturing active shutter glasses. This should be the beginning of the FPR. They are going to introduce this in the USA by this April.
LG gave demo of the same technology in the press conference arranged by them at CES-2011 and most of the press people felt the competition is with 6Hz, 120Hz and 240Hz which most of the motion demos TV manufacturers used. If we compare it with Samsung 3DTV with active shutter glasses then it was full of crosstalk and jittery. FPR was quite free moving and easy. LG was defensive about the claim from others saying FPR is not complete HD as in FPR each eye receives only 540 lines as against in HD that receives 1080 line. LG refuse to accept it and said that even FPR is full HD as it receives total 1080 lines.
LG further claims that their new technology is at par with the HD and there will not be any reduction in the brightness of the 2D matter. LG maybe more aggressive about FPR but there are more people who are talking about FPR and FPR can be the flavor of 2011 as there are some other companies like Vizio, Philips who have already started bringing FPR in the market. Vizio has already supplied TVs to Wal-Mart or Sam’s club.
The next step is wait for the general public’s reaction to this new change as the price of the TV will increase because of the FPR.
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